They got to her.
... with a little bit of gold and a pager.
Views formed or aired outside of a free system exist under duress, and cannot be taken seriously. If you say Tiber Septim was a great man, but I hesitate to call him a criminal because I'll be fired, kicked out of the bar, or awakened by a brick through my window - I have to assume you may also secretly think him a criminal. We cannot discuss the topic AT ALL, and the sincerity of every view you espouse is called into question.
Instead, I answer "more or less," and you nod as surreptitiously as you are able. Now the fellow across the room notes this as a dangerous, insidious new dog whistle and alerts his followers.
In short, we have NO IDEA what any of these people think, so long as pressure to think like others is severe enough to harm one's quality of life or even (and often) their loved ones. What you say you believe means absolutely nothing if you aren't allowed to believe the opposite.
This is fine. Keep up the good work, everybody.
He's not wrong. But he also doesn't understand Captain America.
I'm not a lawyer.
De-platforming of political speech violates U.S. Code Title 18 Section 241. It is a criminal act. And no, corporations are not private entities, and they don't have rights.
Let's start putting these assholes behind bars.
Of course they're going to say this, they are pissed off that we left. Fact is we never said we would stay, and they were NOT doing us a favor. They fought ISIS because ISIS was taking over their homeland and would have massacred them had they succeeded. The notion that the Kurds were just doing us a solid is ridiculous.
Meanwhile the fighters being held in Kurd controlled prisons are rabble whose leaders are all dead. No, we did not grace ISIS leadership with due process. A handful of "bad hombres" were moved from these prisons a few days ago, and those left behind are rabble and their families along with various idiots who traveled to Syria from Europe to help ISIS kill people. I am not afraid of these people and you shouldn't be either.
Meanwhile the fighters being held in Kurd controlled prisons are rabble whose leaders are all dead. No, we did not grace ISIS leadership with due process. A handful of "bad hombres" from these prisons a few days ago, and those left behind are rabble and their families along with various idiots who traveled to Syria from Europe to help ISIS kill people. I am not afraid of these people and you shouldn't be either.
Look at this poor man, shocked and confounded by the fact that there are people in the world willing to reconsider their views and moderate their positions. Erickson, Beck, and others were wrong about Trump, but they were wrong for sound and honest reasons; and their mistake, if we can call it that, was not to have faith in a candidate whose appeal was in some measure to the gut.
Three years later, Trump has certainly not ceased to be Trump, and continues to behave in the way that caused many to dislike him in the first place. But he has also had the nuclear codes for three years - unchecked access to those weapons some were convinced he would use just as soon as his mood turned sour. Instead Trump has presided over three years of peace. Certainly there were failures and moments of weakness involved in this, but every modern president has stumbled in this way from time to time. Often they did so by sending our fighting men and women to die on the far side of the world. Trump is the only president since Carter to go this long without involving the United States in an unnecessary armed conflict.
The daily headlines during wartime are so painful that often we later forget how awful it was at the time. Don't ever lose sight of how awful it was. One man stands between this moment and further decades of stupid wars. You're damned right he has earned a reassessment, to say nothing of our patience and perhaps by now a little faith.
Trump's second civil war is this year's pussy grab.
The US Civil War resulted in a deep division whose scope was far greater than the war itself, and which any good Democrat will tell you endures even today. It is obvious on its face that this is what Trump was referring to. Tens of millions of people who pretend to get along today, mostly by silently agreeing not to discuss Trump, will discover that they are in fact enemies.
Usually this will not involve violence, for the simple reason that most people are not prone to violence.
Having said that, the present situation is unique because Democrats made VERY clear their intention to remove Trump before he even took office. An openly hostile congress is in violation of its oath of office, and has no moral authority to censure a president, much less remove him. If they make a serious attempt to remove Trump from office, I think they will need to use deadly force against their own people to make it happen: not a Civil War II but rather a Tienanmen Square II, and you can bet they're already excited for it.
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